Wednesday 12.4: News to Know

/ Dec 4, 2013

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FremantleMedia Strikes Multi-Year Development Deal with StyleHaul

FremantleMedia North America has inked a multi-year development deal with StyleHaul, a multi-channel network on YouTube devoted to fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1bgshIM

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Streaming Video News

Believe Entertainment Debuts Jay Mohr-Hosted Game-Show Series on Hulu

Hulu is debuting a new original game-show series today from Believe Entertainment Group called “Money Where Your Mouth Is.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/1azaJmT

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1bgmOBO

Netflix Expands CBC Pact, Adds ‘Murdoch Mysteries’ for Canadian Members

Netflix reached an expanded licensing agreement with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp., adding new seasons of the pubcaster’s shows already on the video-streaming service as well as period drama “Murdoch Mysteries.”

Variety http://bit.ly/189ICjp

Netflix meets with officials on French launch

Online video company Netflix met with the French president’s staff on Tuesday to discuss a possible launch of its streaming service in Europe’s third-largest market, in what would be a blow to traditional television companies.

Reuters http://reut.rs/1cY4ADm

BSkyB Opens Movie Streaming Service to Non-subscribers

U.K. pay TV operator BSkyB has opened up its movie streaming service, Skystore, to non-subscribers, making more than 1,200 titles available to everyone in the U.K. and Ireland.Skystore can be accessed now on a range of platforms, including Now TV Box, Roku and the YouView box, and through its new website,www.skystore.com. 

Variety http://bit.ly/1bg6rV5

‘EASTSIDERS’ WEB SERIES IS MOVIN’ ON UP WITH NOMINATION FROM INTERNATIONAL PRESS ACADEMY

It seems the International Press Academy has recognized the power of digital video at long last. Nominations for their prestigious Satellite Award this year included a fascinating (to us anyway) new category: Original Short-Format Video.

NMR http://bit.ly/IE8HLw

DirecTV Invests in Two Digital Entertainment Startups

DirecTV announced that it has made strategic investments in two digital entertainment startups — video-aggregation provider LiveClips and second-screen app developer i.TV — and the satcaster is working with both to integrate their technology in its own offerings.

Variety http://bit.ly/1izdO0h

 

YouTube News

Olympic Diver Tom Daley Reveals Gay Relationship on YouTube

Olympic diver Tom Daley has come out as bisexual, announcing the news through a YouTubevideo. The 19-year-old British athlete spoke openly about his relationship with a man in a 5-minute clip that has gone viral, amassing almost 1 million views in a few hours.

Mashable http://on.mash.to/1cY1ZcO

AmEx Small Business Saturday Spot Pops on YouTube

The brand’s touching 30-second spot generated a surprising 8 million-plus views on YouTube last week, according to the latest data from VidIQ. In fact, unlike recent months, when long-form, made-for-the-Web videos ruled the VideoWatch/VidIQ charts, the top four clips were repurposed from TV in what was a relatively quiet Thanksgiving Week.

AdWeek http://bit.ly/1ePb8pz

 

Media News

NY Times Releases Documentary Short Film About a ‘Lost Boy’ in Atlanta (Exclusive)

Earlier this summer, The New York Times launched “Times Documentaries,” an online video programming initiative devoted to covering interesting social, political, and human-interest stories via original short documentary films.

VideoInk http://bit.ly/INmwbu

THE YOUNG TURKS TO HOLD 24-HOUR LIVESTREAM AS THANKS FOR SUCCESSFUL INDIEGOGO CAMPAIGN

To celebrate the success of their recent Indiegogo campaign (despite what some people felt about it), The Young Turks are holding a 24-hour livestream event from Dec. 5 to Dec. 6 as a sort of thank you to all the folks who contributed money to The Young Turks’ cause.

NMR http://bit.ly/1cb3PoT

Disney China Inks Digital Joint Venture With Shanghai Media Group’s BesTV

The Walt Disney Company China and Shanghai Media Group’s BesTV New Media unit have formed a joint venture to combine the two companies’ technology and marketing skills to tap into China’s booming digital industry and market.

THR http://bit.ly/189HegS

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